The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period: Ibn ?As?kir of Damascus (1105–1176) and His Age, with an Edition and Translation of Ibn ?As?kir’s The Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad

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BRILL, Dec 7, 2012 - History - 224 pages
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The Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Crusader Period examines the important role of Ibn As kir, including his "Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad," in the promotion of a renewed jihad ideology in twelfth-century Damascus as part of sultan N r al-D n s agenda to revivify Sunnism and fight, under the banner of jihad, Crusader and Muslim opponents. This jihad vision was exclusively centered on selected quranic verses and prophetic hadiths. Ibn As kir and other Sunni scholars in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Syria departed from the earlier scholarly focus on legal nuances and aversion to invoke jihad in intra-Muslim conflicts. They championed this intensification and reorientation of jihad ideology in mainstream Sunni scholarship, and gave it a lasting legacy.
 

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Contents

Life and Career
3
An Overview
16
Chapter Three Jihad Preaching in Damascus between the First and Second Crusades
31
Chapter Four Ibn Asakir and the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in the Twelfth Century
47
Chapter Five The Forty Hadiths for Inciting Jihad
63
Chapter Six Ibn Asakirs Forty Hadiths and the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology in ThirteenthCentury Damascus
82
Chapter Seven The Legacy of the Intensification and Reorientation of Sunni Jihad Ideology since the Thirteenth Century
104
PART TWO EDITION AND TRANSLATION OF THE FORTY HADITHS FOR INCITING JIHAD ALARBAUN HADITHAN FI ALHATHTH ALA ...
123
Notes on the Arabic Edition
125
Notes on the English Translation
127
Text and Translation
129
Bibliography
205
Index
215
Index of Quranic Biblical References
222
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Suleiman A. Mourad, Ph.D. (2004), is Professor of Religion at Smith College. His publications include "Jerusalem: Idea and Reality" (Routledge, 2008); "Early Islam between Myth and History" (Brill, 2005), and "S rat al-sayyid al-Mas li-Ibn As kir al-Dimashq " (D r al-Shur q, 1996). James E. Lindsay, Ph.D. (1994), is Associate Professor of History at Colorado State University. His publications include "Historical Dimensions of Islam" (Darwin Press, 2009); "Daily Life in the Medieval Islamic World" (Greenwood, 2005); and "Ibn As kir and Early Islamic History" (Darwin Press, 2001).

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